October 2022

2 October

ECN The import of vehicles has been temporarily suspended by the trade authority, as an effort to reduce the use of foreign currency.


11 October

CDM 21 PDFs in the area united under the KNU leadership in Thaton, Mon State.

VIO Clashes: in Sagaing Region (20 junta soldiers and pro-regime militia members were killed).


12 October

POL ASSK’s was given three additional years for charges on corruption, extending her prison sentence to 26 years. 

ECN The Japanese firm Toyota Motor Corp has begun assembling autos in Myanmar after delays due to the coup.

INT UN Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun called on the UNSC to ask the ICC to take action against the inhumane activities of the military junta.

CDM INT The Myanmar  community in California, US, gathered to call for the US to support democracy in Myanmar. 

INT The US Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Tom Andrews published a report outlining the “human rights and humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar” while calling on the international community to work more closely with Myanmar civil society.

VIO More than 40 junta troops have been killed in the 2-days attack by the PDFs in Sagaing, Magwe, Mandalay, and Tanintharyi regions and Chin State.


13 October

POL Aung Naing Oo, who was appointed deputy director of the President’s Office under the NLD, was sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday for violating the Official Secrets Act.

ECN A Chinese-backed power plant opened in Rakhine State.

VIO Clashes: in Sagaing, Magwe, Bago, Tanintharyi region, and Mon State (30 regime personnel were killed in the last 2 days). 


14 October

POL Australian economist Sean Turnell, who received his first convictions in late September, was transferred from Naypyitaw Prison back to Insein Prison in Yangon where he had previously been held for over a year when he was first arrested. 

INT The junta received a delegation led by Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai at the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations in Naypyitaw.

VIO The military burned down 700 homes in Sagaing and Magway regions.


15 October

POL The NUG has opened its 1st township court in Sagaing Region.

EXM The junta threatened to take legal action against BBC Burmese and The Irrawaddy under the communications and news media laws


17 October

INT The NUG said it wanted to work with China to bring peace to Myanmar.

INT At the invitation of the Electoral Commission of South Africa and the Association of World Election Bodies South Africa, a delegation led by U Thein Soe, Chairman of the UEC, attended the 5th General Assembly held in Cape Town, from 17-22 October.

VIO Clashes: in Kayah State (20 junta soldiers were killed). 


18 October

POL ASSK and President Win Myint face corruption charges over helicopter use during natural disasters.

INT The Myanmar Air Force ordered several FTC-2000G midrange fighter jets from China.

INT Junta-appointed police chief Major General Zin Min Htet attended the 90th General Assembly of the international police organization, Interpol, in New Delhi 18-21 October.

VIO Clashes: between Kyainseikgyi and Myawaddy Townships (when the KNLA and PDFs attacked a detachment of the military’s Light Infantry Battalion 358).


19 October

VIO Clashes: in Chin, Shan, and Kayah States and Sagaing, Magwe, and Yangon Regions (50 regime forces were killed in 2 days). / 2 explosions inside of Insein Prison killed 8 people; no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

INT Zin Mar Aung, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the NUG, talked about genuine cooperation and mutual respect with Ann Linde Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.


22 October

ECN Russian traders arrived to a jade and gems emporium in Naypyitaw, as the junta seeks to earn hard currency by selling the country’s jewels.


23 October

VIO Clashes: in Kachin State (60 people were killed in junta airstrikes during a music festival and 50 victims have been prevented by junta troops from being treated at hospitals in nearby towns), and in Kayin State (26 regime soldiers and 3 PDF fighters were killed).


25 October

INT The UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo urged Malaysia to stop deporting refugees back to Myanmar. / The UN special envoy, Noeleen Heyzer, urged ASEAN to end forced returns of Myanmar nationals fleeing for safety.


26 October

INT A Myanmar junta commander has visited Bangladesh’s military chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed in Dhaka in an apparent attempt to improve relations and boost regional security.


27 October

INT The ASEAN held emergency talks in Indonesia about Myanmar’s peace process in advance of the upcoming ASEAN and East Asia summits in Cambodia on 10-13 November. The military regime said that implementation of the ASEAN peace plan would “create more negative implications.”


28 October

ECN The regime-controlled Central Bank announced that Myanmar migrant workers who send remittances via official banking channels will be rewarded K30 for every $1, or equivalent, remitted.

VIO Clashes: in Tanintharyi Region (20 regime soldiers were killed).


29 October

INT SAC-M's 1st time in Washington DC. Yanghee Lee, founding member of the SAC-M, met with the official Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the UN and Canada, had a meeting at the White House NSC and visited the NUG Office in DC.

EXM The junta has officially banned The Irrawaddy news outlet and charged its former director Thang Win with breaking national security laws.

VIO Clashes: in Magway Region (the junta burned down nearly 300 houses in the last 3 days); in Mandalay Region (11 police officers were killed), and in Kachin State (81 regime soldiers were killed).


30 October

EXM The regime released several political prisoners, including NLD finance minister Soe Win, journalists Zaw Thet Htwe and Zaw Win Maung, singer Po Po and beuty blogger Win Min Than. 

VIO 170 junta forces personnel and 9 PDF fighters were killed throughout the country.


31 October

EXM The military banned The Irrawaddy and charged the media outlet’s registered publisher for violating national security laws. 

POL The Magway District Court sentenced Win Myint Hlaing, a deposed lawmaker from Taungdwingyi Township in Magway Region to a staggering 148 years in prison on terrorism charges.

VIO Clashes: in Sagaing Region (17 dead bodies were discovered), and in Rakhine State (24 regime soldiers were killed in past 3 days and a large amount of weapons and ammunition seized).